Gordon punches above his weight

Gordon Graham, who is aiming to run the London Marathon for the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre, gets in shape with a boxing session with his personal trainer Gary Sykes
Gordon Graham, who is aiming to run the London Marathon for the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre, gets in shape with a boxing session with his personal trainer Gary Sykes

A WIGAN man is being knocked into shape ahead of a gruelling charity run.

Gordon Graham, 52, is due to take part in next year’s London Marathon with his daughter Michelle, 28, in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre (MSRC).

Gordon’s wife Pam suffers from MS and Gordon keeps finding tougher and tougher challenges to add to the impressive £4,000 he has already raised for the charity.

The father and daughter team need to raise £3,000 to enter the famous event and Gordon took part in the sponsored training session dressed as Santa at RM Fitness.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to the marathon with Michelle but Russ and Gary at RM Fitness have been working me hard and the boxing session was really tough in the full santa suit. It will be a very proud moment when we cross the line and it is for a great cause very close to our hearts.

“I’ve done a 10k race and a couple of half marathons in the past but this will be very tough. So far I’ve taken part in Russ’s 12 week challenge to get four inches off my waist in 12 weeks which has been really hard work but I’m determined to be in the best shape possible come April.”

Gordon and Michelle hope to host a few more fund-raising events before of the 26-mile run in April and after that Gordon hopes to push himself further by competing in the ironman 70.3 event.

To donate or find out more about Gordon’s quest visit http://www.justgiving.com/gordon-graham3